ATHENS — Deandre Baker felt good about how Georgia’s defensive backs practiced this week.
He said that translated to three interceptions of Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Anthony Jennings, LSU’s former starting quarterback.
“We made good plays on the ball,” Baker said. “All week, we were making good plays on the ball. In the game, it was pretty easy. It was second nature.”
Baker had the first of Georgia’s interceptions, which all came in the first half of the Bulldogs’ 35-21 victory.
He intercepted Jennings on Louisiana-Lafayette’s first play to start the pick party.
Aaron Davis followed with a second-quarter interception and Malkom Parrish added another one on the Ragin’ Cajuns’ final play of the first half.
“I’m pretty excited for them to get turnovers,” Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith said. “One person eat, we all eat. That’s the mindset we all have.”
It seemed only natural that Baker, Davis and Parrish had the interceptions.
Four Bulldogs — Maurice Smith, Dominick Sanders, Juwuan Briscoe and Quincy Mauger — shared the team lead with two interceptions each entering the game.
Three others — Baker, Davis and Parrish — had one each.
Now, all seven lead the team with two each.
The three-interception performance came a week after Maurice Smith returned one for Georgia’s only touchdown in the 13-7 upset of Auburn.
“There is a lot of talent back there,” Baker said. “There is a competition. We want to see who’s going to finish the year with the most interceptions.”